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Kentucky breaks single-game rushing record

Lynn Bowden and AJ Rose helped the Wildcats have an all-time rushing performance.

NCAA Football: Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

In last week’s win over Vanderbilt, Kentucky flirted with the school’s single-game rushing record.

Against UT-Martin, the Wildcats finished the deal, rushing for a record 462 yards on 45 carries.

Lynn Bowden (129) and AJ Rose (105) did the bulk of the damage, but it was seldom-used Travis Tisdale (60) and Tyler Markray (52) that finished the deal in the fourth quarter.

Tisdale, who is redshirting but still has several games left he can play in while preserving his redshirt, broke off a 53-yard run in the fourth-quarter to keep the record within reach.

Later, redshirt freshman walk-on Tyler Markray broke off a 45-yard touchdown run to break the record.

Kentucky also surpassed last season’s total rushing mark today, as this has become one of the best rushing teams in school history. Part of that is due to Lynn Bowden being primarily a runner, but he’s only started six games this season.

Had Bowden been the quarterback all along, the Wildcats would likely be having the greatest rushing season the school has ever seen.

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